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Install the tor package. Usually, you will access Tor using Tor Browser, available as the torbrowser-launcher package. Alternatively, you can use tor-browser AUR. The nyx previously named arm - Anonymizing Relay Monitor package provides a terminal status monitor for bandwidth usage, connection details and more.
The configuration options are explained in tor 1 and the Tor website. The default configuration should work fine for most Tor users. There are potential conflicts between configurations in torrc and those in tor. Fast relays may want to increase this value. Many Tor users are stuck behind firewalls that only let them browse the web, and this change will let them reach your Tor relay.
If you are already using ports 80 and , other useful ports are 22 , , and You may wish to review Lifecycle of a New Relay Tor documentation. Most users will not need this. But some programs will ask you to open your Tor ControlPort so they get low-level access to your Tor node.
Via the ControlPort, other apps can change and monitor your Tor node, to modify your Tor config while Tor is running, or to get details about Tor network status and Tor circuits. So, for more security, we will restrict access to the ControlPort, either with a cookie file , or a control password , or both. With cookie auth , access to your ControlPort is restricted by file permissions to your Tor cookie file, and to your Tor data directory.
With the config above, all users in the tor group have access to your Tor cookie file. To test your ControlPort, run gnu-netcat with. To test your ControlSocket, run socat with. For security purposes, it may be desirable to run Tor in a chroot. After running the script as root, Tor can be launched in the chroot with the command:. In this example we will create a systemd-nspawn container named tor-exit with a virtual macvlan network interface.
See systemd-nspawn and systemd-networkd for full documentation. Install the arch-install-scripts. Install base , tor and nyx as per systemd-nspawn Create and boot a minimal Arch Linux container :. Symlink to register the container on the host, as per systemd-nspawn Management :. This can help obscure DNS requests. Start and enable systemd-nspawn tor-exit.
Login to the container see systemd-nspawn machinectl :. See systemd-nspawn Root login fails if you cannot log in. Start and enable systemd-networkd. To use a program over tor, configure it to use To check if Tor is functioning properly visit the Tor or Xenobite. It is built with a patched version of the Firefox extended support releases. Tor can also be used with regular Firefox , Chromium and other browsers. The hostname for these URLs will be resolved by the proxy server, and not locally by Chrome.
The --proxy-server flag applies to URL loads only. There are other components of Chrome which may issue DNS resolves directly and hence bypass this proxy server. The most notable such component is the "DNS prefetcher". Disabling DNS prefetching would solve this problem, however it is a fragile solution since one needs to be aware of all the areas in Chrome which issue raw DNS requests. Just as with Firefox, you can setup a fast switch for example through Proxy SwitchySharp.
Once installed enter in its configuration page. Tor since version 0. Add following line to your torrc file to set port on your localhost as http proxy:. Refer to tor manual for further information. The FoxyProxy add-on allows you to specify multiple proxies for different URLs or for all your browsing. After restarting Firefox manually set Firefox to port on localhost , which is where Polipo or Privoxy are running. Select a proxy label e. To check if Tor is functioning properly visit the Tor Check website and toggle Tor.
The Tor Project has created a custom Polipo configuration file to prevent potential problems with Polipo as well to provide better anonymity. If you want to use Chromium with Tor, you do not need the Polipo package see: Chromium. You can also use this setup in other applications like messaging e.
Jabber , IRC. A problem with this method though is that applications doing DNS resolves by themselves may leak information. Consider using Socks4A e. You can set up Pidgin to use Tor globally, or per account. The proxy settings are as follows:. Note that some time in the Port has changed from to if you use the Tor Browser Bundle.
Try the other value if you receive a "Connection refused" message. This article or section is out of date. Freenode recommends connecting to. Start irssi:. Set your identification to nickserv, which will be read when connecting. Pacman download operations repository DBs, packages, and public keys can be done using the Tor network. On stock arch, pacman only trust keys which are either signed by you that can be done with pacman-key --lsign-key or signed by 3 of 5 Arch master keys.
If a malicious exit node replaces packages with ones signed by its key, pacman will not let the user install the package. One can run ensure a java application proxies its connections through Tor by appending the following command line options:. The Tor network is reliant on people contributing bandwidth and setting up services. There are several ways to contribute to the network. A Tor bridge is a Tor relay that is not listed in the public Tor directory, thus making it possible for people to connect to the Tor network when governments or ISPs block all public Tor relays.
This means that your machine will act as an entry node or forwarding relay and, unlike a bridge, it will be listed in the public Tor directory. Your IP address will be publicly visible in the Tor directory but the relay will only forward to other relays or Tor exit nodes, not directly to the internet.
Any requests from a Tor user to the regular internet obviously need to exit the network somewhere, and exit nodes provide this vital service. To the accessed host, the request will appear as having originated from your machine. This means that running an exit node is generally considered more legally onerous than running other forms of Tor relays. Using the torrc, you can configure which services you wish to allow through your exit node. Allow all traffic:.